A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

No matter whether you are based in Redditch or anywhere in the country, we can will help with your claim and we will set up a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a claim for compensation?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and someone else was liable, our personal injury solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims for compensation must usually be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.

In the majority of cases, proving a claim involves three components. It must be shown that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

In all cases, a brief, no-obligation call with a specialist lawyer can provide answers and advice.

Compensation Calculator

The level of compensation you will be awarded is based on a number of factors. Our calculator provides you with an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Redditch

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for injured claimants, from members of the army to pension scheme managers, to secure financial compensation awards. Work accident information for the Redditch local authority reported under reporting legislation by the HSE as follows:

Workplace accidents in Redditch Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Reported171919
Machinery related1387
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. arsenic poisoning)331
Fall from height (scaffolding)875
Lifting and carrying462225
Physical assault1018
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)413529
Struck against431
Struck by moving vehicle814
Hit by object181110
Trapped by something collapsing032

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Road traffic accident claims in Redditch

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving all vehicles in Redditch are common. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 527 accidents (466 slight accidents, 56 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Herefordshire local authority. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 560.

Quittance's network of skilled litigators are experienced in fighting for maximum awards for claimants who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Redditch.

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Other claims we handle

Serious injury solicitors acting in Redditch

We understand the critical change an injury claim can make to seriously injured claimants. Damages should lessen the financial burden and reduce the pressure on an injured claimant and their family enabling them to focus on recovery and rehabilitation. Our panel of solicitors communicate with the other side's legal representatives, insurance providers and medical professionals ensuring families impacted by serious accidents get the legal and medical support they need.

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Slips, trips and falls

Reported statistics reveal that employee slips and trips are the most frequent accident in the Hereford and Worcester workplace. These types of accident are quite often connected to injuries filed under a different category like being hit by tools in use, a fall from height or an exposure to fire accident. Public place cases for injuries such as broken collarbones suffered on potholes are also quite common with recent kerb stone trips having happened on Alcester Street.

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from respiratory diseases to solvent exposure.

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Clinical and medical negligence in Redditch

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a patient suffers injury or illness due to the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other health worker. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you are just looking for closure instead of starting an injury claim, you could make a formal complaint. For example, to make a formal complaint against Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, you can contact Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Charles Hastings Way, Worcester, Worcestershire.

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Redditch No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Redditch and throughout the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet our team

Quittance Legal Services' national panel of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Redditch, including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Selected for their winning track record, QLS's solicitors have years of experience winning compensation for claimants.

To meet more of the Quittance team, click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

What experience does Quittance have of winning claims in Redditch?

Quittance is a national panel of award winning personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Redditch, Worcestershire and across the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Last year, we assisted hundreds of claimants throughout Worcestershire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from cycling accidents to accidents on building sites.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

Choosing the best personal injury lawyer

Finding the most suitable solicitor for your case is an important step towards negotiating the highest settlement or award for your injuries.

With approximately 100 offices within a 25 radius of Redditch (according to the SRA database), how do you make sure you choose the ideal firm for your needs?

Will you need to select a local injury lawyer ?

The location of the solicitor is not so important as cases can be handled without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to select a law firm that has national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will almost always have to go to a medical exam.

More - Will I have to attend a medical?

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for deafness could vary between ?73,315 and ?88,660 (based on 2015 market research).

Solicitor reviews in Redditch - What to consider

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from formal and traditional to more casual and friendly. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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